Chris Tombs, Strength and Conditioning, USW Sport

Chris Tombs

Chris Tombs has 17 years experience working in professional sport and recently made the career transition into HE and teaching. 

"I really see the parallels of teaching and coaching and have a wealth of industry experience and expertise to draw upon and share with the next generation of Coaches. I am also embarking on some research, focusing on coach health and wellbeing."

Chris has worked in both professional rugby with the Leicester Tigers and Cardiff Blues and has won 2 major trophies whilst at the Cardiff Blues. Some of Wales's most notable players of the modern era were in the cohort of academy players that he trained at USW back in 2004-2007; Sam Warburton, Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny to name a few.  Chris has also travelled to the USA to work in elite rugby, and professional cricket on his return to the UK, where in 2016, the team he worked for won the T20 national title.